Barbera d'Asti SUPERIORE DOC "BRICCO SERENO"

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Estate:
La Meridiana
Wine:
BRICCO SERENO
Grape:
100% Barbera
Region:
Piemonte
City:
Montegrosso d'Asti
Soil:
Clay - Limy - Limy/Siliceous
Alcohol:
14.4% Vol.
Acidity:
5.3 gr/L
PH:
3.35
Residual sugar:
0.80 gr/L
Dry Extract:
39 gr/L

TASTING NOTES

Color:
Ruby-red with garnet tones depending on aging.
Nose:
Rich flavor, well structured, reminding of small red wood berries, vanilla and black cherry.
Taste:
Dry, full body, complex texture, with good tannins

Comments

"Bricco Sereno" is probably the most representative of the THREE single vineyard Barbera d'Asti DOC that Giampiero Bianco makes in his estate Tenuta La Meridiana.
"Bricco Sereno" means the "Sunshine Hill" as this vineyard lays on the top of the best exposed hill in the property. The high elevation, the unique micro climate and Giampiero passion makes this wine one of the best Barbera in Piedmont Region.

Giampiero still ferments all his Barbera in the traditional concrete vats which naturally stabilizes the temperature and enhances the tartaric precipitation, making the wine softer and more gentile on the palate.

After fermentation 50% of the wine is transferred into big Slovenian oak barrels (800 gallons), while the other 50% goes into small French Barriques (60 gallons), where it rests for about 24 months. The result is and incredibly complex wine that combine tradition and innovation in one single glass.

This masculine wine is good for long aging and it is a perfect companion for roast meat, game and steaks. Best served at  60°-64° F.